The train horn blares as it approaches. A young, mustached man stands by the track and offers a goofy grin. He is in pursuit of the ultimate millennial thrill, safety be damned. The quest for the perfect selfie.
Jimmy Kimmel, wearing jeans and chewing gum on a Wednesday morning, watches the action on a monitor from the set of the El Capitan Theatre. He's joined by 30 or so staffers. Their task is to decide which clips work for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" This has potential.
As the train rumbles into the frame, it slams into the man's arm - duh, he's standing too close to the track - and the video dissolves into blurry, blue nothingness.
The staffers shout, groan,...